OverviewBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Surgeons in the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and General Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., provide three main services:
- Emergency surgery for injured and acutely ill patients
- Intensive care for critically ill patients following injury or surgery
- Elective surgery to patients of all ages
Thirteen staff surgeons perform more than 3100 surgical procedures annually. Mayo Clinic trauma surgeons have special expertise in trauma surgery and advanced training in surgical critical care.
Mayo Clinic emphasizes a team care approach. Staff surgeons lead a team of experienced professionals, which includes resident physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists and nurses. Surgeons work closely with other specialists involved in caring for surgical patients at Mayo Clinic. Together, the team provides high-quality care around the clock to patients in the operating room, the intensive care unit and other hospital nursing units.
Surgery is performed at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, which also houses the Emergency Department and the Mayo Clinic Trauma Center, a Level I Trauma Center and Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.
The nursing team at Mayo Clinic in Rochester has received the Magnet Designation, developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The award recognizes excellence in the delivery of nursing services to patients and providing an environment that supports professional nursing practice.